Take me back!
Last week the family gathered together in beautiful Tuscany for a week-long food and wine extravaganza. What a gorgeous part of the world. We stayed at a villa in San Casciano dei Bagni a small village about an hour South of Siena. Our villa was an old farmhouse tucked away in the hills of a farming and wine community.
We had a pretty jammed packed schedule, but our days mostly consisted of pasta, wine and beautiful views. The highlights would include 3 amazing wine tours in Montalcino, where we enjoyed some pretty fantastic brunellos, an in home pasta making lesson with Chef Eleonora, a walking tour of Siena – my mum may disagree with me – but I enjoyed the hills we had to climb while walking through this amazing city, finally we went to a farm to table and cheese factory tour (I wasn’t so keen on cheese – as the token family vegan – but there were many animals for me to play with – so compromise!).
If you have the chance, I suggest staying in Tuscany at some point, rent a villa, eat great food and just enjoy the village life!
1 – Our gorgeous pool. 2 – Our farmhouse. 3 – The most amazing outdoor dining area
1 – Siena skyline. 2 – Siena horse race. 3 – Lunch and Beers
1 – Learning to make pici.
1 – A barrel o’wine. 2 – Pertimali family, private wine collection (1912-2016)
1 – Cheese Factory. 2 – My new best friend, madame goat. 3 – My new pet, Padro the pig.
1 – Sunset views. 2 – Final evening in Tuscana.
Until next time day dreamers.